A program started by a Windsor student to fight food insecurity has reached a major milestone.
Windsor’s Knight Pack program accepted its 100,000 donated food item.
The 5 year-old program was started by senior Alexis Green when she was in 7th grade.
Green would pack bags of food and give them to school counselors and social workers to distribute to kids in need to take home on the weekend and vacations.
The Knight Pack program became a club this year at the high school so other students were able to join Green on her mission.
She says she just wants to help people.
Alexis Green Windsor Knight Pack Founder says “People don’t think bad things ever happen in their community. They think it’s elsewhere or even being from such a small community, people don’t realize that food insecurity is everywhere and it’s such a big problem. I never expected it to be this large but I thought something small can really make a big change and help a lot of people.”
Green will be attending Binghamton University next year, so she will be close enough to home to come back and help out with the program.
She will be majoring in nursing so she can help even more people in the future.